Paris Police responded to City Hall in reference to a forgery of a governmental document. Officers spoke with a city employee who reported that a citizen that had some structural repairs on their residence had questioned a permit that the contractor had given them. It was found that the contractor had made a copy of a city of Paris permit, changed the state ID number, and the dollar amount as to the cost of the permit. The victim reported that they had paid the contractor the listed price on the permit. The incident is under investigation.
Chelsea Debra Lynn Wortham, 36, of Paris, was arrested in the 2400 block of N Main St at 2:06 P.M. on January 9, 2023. Wortham was known to have an outstanding Hopkins County felony bond surrender warrant on a possession of a controlled substance charge. Wortham was booked and transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police were flagged down in the 1500 block of W Sherman St at 4:33 P.M. on January 9, 2023. A 52 year old victim reported that she had been struck by a vehicle driven by her 36 year old ex-boyfriend. The female had been riding around with the ex-boyfriend and had him stop the vehicle that they were in and she got out. As she was walking away from the vehicle, the ex-boyfriend backed the vehicle up and struck the female. The female had some small scratches from hitting the ground. The suspect had left the scene before the officer was contacted. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of NW 4th St at 7:49 P.M. on January 9, 2023. Officers located and arrested 19 year old Jesus Javier Hernandez, of Paris, who was found to have an outstanding felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The warrant stemmed from an incident reported in March of 2022 where Hernandez had reportedly stabbed a 28 year old male. During the booking procedure, Hernandez was found to be in possession of powder cocaine. Hernandez was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and prohibited substance in a correctional facility. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 62 calls for service and arrested 5 persons on January 9, 2023.